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Lakeview Motel
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 8, 2010

Chose this hotel based upon the reviews on here and wasn't disappointed. Excellent location and view of the lake from the room. Excellent and easy free wireless was a great touch - makes you wonder why more bigger hotels don't appreciate this. Certainly wasn't super luxury, but was clean and very comfortable. Nice big shower/bathroom and again the view was just amazing.

Our bed was the only downfall, was a bit lumpy but I am a bit picky about beds. Nice and quiet too !

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2010

We love this place! I liked the large 42" LCD tv.
It was easy to find and had amazing views of the lake.
It's a quick 10min walk to the Town Centre to buy our groceries.
The rooms are clean and spacious. And is fully equipped with cooking facilities.
The beds are plush and we had a window just above our bed to view the stars.
We've told all our friends this is a must stay in Wanaka.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2010

Room was simple but had everything you need - including use of a BBQ. The views are fantastic and only 5 mins walk to town. Very nice meal at Missy's kitchen although it wasn't cheap.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2010

It does what it says on the tin! As a motel it can't be faulted.

The amazing views provided our magic moment. On waking the sun was just rolling up behind the mountain opposite and almost surrealy the whole vista was gradually bathed in deep ochre. This will stay in my minds eye long after I've forgotten many other scenes from our 40 day journey.

I would have loved to stay longer.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2010

We stayed at the Lakeview Motel for one night to shorten the drive from Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier. It is a good average motel, well equipped, very clean and well presented offering good value for money. We had a large unit with a separate bedroom (king) and a single in the lounge/diner. There was a big shower room with separate toilet. Plenty of nice linen and soaps etc. Good free broadband internet access is provided. Nice TV set with Sky News etc. The property has an outstanding view across the lake and mountains. Parking in the lower level carpark is a bit of a squeeze with access down a steep narrow driveway. It is a 15 minute hike to the centre of Lake Wanaka township with a steep climb back, not a great hardship because there isn't much there anyway -- a couple of supermarkets and a few shops & restaurants.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2010

Views not to miss, the rooms over look the lake and mountains the room we were in was large self catering but as we only staying one night it was only a short stroll to town
the owner was very pleasant and informative if we are passing that way again we will definitely book again but for longer.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

Our family stayed here for 4nites of December and we enjoyed it very much. The staffs were friendly and welcoming. The room was nice and relaxing decorated with a comfortable bed. The hotel is well located in a short distance to the township. Especially, the view was exceptional wonderful. Our room has a beautiful view over the lakefront and surrounding hills. Highly recommend and definitely come back

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Lakeview Motel

Address: 68 Lismore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Wanaka
#4 Romantic Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range: $111 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lakeview Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious queen studios with MILLION dollar views of lake & mountains. ... more   less 
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Lakeview Studios Wanaka

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